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Bert Weedon: The Teacher of Rock & Roll

"A really lovely programme. Nostalgic, informative and inspiring"

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Summary

Presented by Richard Hawley, this BBC Radio 2 special told the story of how Bert Weedon, one of Britain’s most important and yet least celebrated guitar heroes, taught a nation to fall in love with the guitar.

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1 x 60 minute programme

Outline

Presented by Richard Hawley, this BBC Radio 2 special told the story of how Bert Weedon, one of Britain’s most important and yet least celebrated guitar heroes, made a nation to fall in love with the guitar.

When he died in April 2012, tributes to Bert Weedon came flooding in from the very top British artists: Clapton, McCartney, May and many more. Not only had he been one of Britain’s first Rock 'n' Roll guitarists, but through his ‘Play In A Day’ book, he had taught millions of budding musicians how to play.

In this programme, Rock ‘n' Roll devotee and fellow guitarist, Richard Hawley, charted Bert’s story. From buying his first guitar for about 75p to recording hits like ‘Guitar Boogie Shuffle’ and ‘Apache’ and working with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Richard explored how Bert helped put the guitar centre stage in British music.

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